Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

Nobel-winning novelist Gabriel “Gabo” García Márquezenchanted millions of readers with his magic realism.Justin Webster’s new document Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez recounts the amazing story of Márquez all the way from the poor and violent jungle villages to the top of the literary and political world.

Márquez changed his readers’ understanding of the reality, here especially with his magical and much-loved novelsOne Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the time of Cholera. As a young man Marquez studied law, doctor but he dropped out of law school to concentrate on writing. At the start of his career, see he worked as a journalist and in this role also visited Europe.

Webster introduces us Marquez, the player in global politics, reflecting especially on the historical key points of the 1970’s and 1980’s. We also hear new information about his friendship with Bill Clinton, the president of the United States, and Fidel Castro, the leader of the communist Cuba.

A must-see document for all friends of Marquez’s novels.

Mia Ojapalo / Translation: Tuomo Karvonen

Languages: Spain, English
Subtitles: English

  • Director: Justin Webster
  • Country: Spain, United Kingdom
  • Year: 2015
  • Length: 90 min
  • Age limit: S
  • Format: Digital
  • Cinematography: Lucas Gath
  • Editing: Judit Méndez Puig
  • Audio: Beltrán Rengifo
  • Music: Laro Basterrechea
  • Production: Justin Webster/JWProductions, Kate Horne/Horne Productions


  • Cinema Artis hall 1: Thursday 28.01 - 18:00